SiriusXM nearly caused hos to die of SHOCK last night when they announced that they pink-slipped Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony show after he went on a racist, messy Twitter rant. In case you’re looking at me like, “The hell are you going on about?” (Side note: You probably do that often), Anthony claimed he was taking scenic pictures of the gorgeous scaffolding in Times Square one night (but he was probably taking creep shots) when a lady walked into his shot and didn’t like him taking a picture of her. Anthony claims that she punched him and a bunch of black guys helped her out by beating him up some more. He didn’t scream for the police or anything, but he did use his fingers to shit out a rant where he called her a “cuntrag bitch animal pig face,” (that sounds like the name of a punk rock Miss Piggy and Animal tribute band) said black people are “savages,” said she’s lucky he didn’t shoot her with the gun he carries and said that he hopes a “homeboy beats her to death.” Among other things…
Anybody who has listened to Opie & Anthony probably blinked a few times, said “oh” to themselves and continued to sip their lukewarm tea, because he’s been saying crap like that for years. Most figured that Sirius wouldn’t do a thing. But since Anthony’s latest Donald Sterling-approved rant got a lot of attention, Sirius fired him to take the heat off of their asshole. Sirius celebrated the 4th by declaring independence from Anthony Cumia. They released this statement to Buzzfeed last night.
SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3 after careful consideration of his racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.
If you take the “bullshit” filter off that statement, it would read: “This dumb motherfucker is out there spewing the racist crap we paid him a lot of money to spew on one of our shows FOR FREE. What’s the point of paying a subscription for the racist stuff you can get on Twitter at no charge?”
Anthony already responded to this on Twitter and can’t believe he was fired for doing something that isn’t illegal.
Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for shit that wasn't even on the air & wasn't illegal. So, who's next?
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 4, 2014
Anthony does have a point. If you ever get fired for coming into work drunk and for taking a nap under your cubicle desk, immediately call Olivia Pope, the police and Larry H. Parker. Because you can’t get fired for doing something not illegal and morning drinking and napping is totally legal. This is America.
We’ve seen this all before. He’ll be back. He’ll get another show and I’m sure it’ll be on WET (White Entertainment Television) whenever Paula Deen, Donald Sterling and Phil Robertson get around to launching it. And I bet Anthony wishes Sirius Black owned SiriusXM, because if that was the case, his ass would’ve gotten a $1 million raise.